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We still need a logo for the top left of the page. I'm happy with the overall theme (since it matches Wikipedia, which people should be familiar with), but that logo needs changing, obviously... -- Mishal (talk) (MUD finger) 16:20, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

How about the standard orange turtle logo from the DW site? LaoTzu 08:09, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
I'm happy with that, provided we won't get in trouble with anyone for nicking the image :p -- Mishal (talk) (MUD finger) 10:23, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
The logo is something made for and by the MUD. That's not an official Discworld trademark and I'm sure no-one from the mud will mind. Kefka uses it too on his site (a blue version).

LaoTzu 13:09, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Okay, I copied the MUD logo to this server and added it to the wiki... It looks really weird with the white box around it :( -- Mishal (talk) (MUD finger) 15:16, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
We need a Photoshop wizzard to remove the white box and make it transparent... LaoTzu 08:32, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
I can give it a shot, but getting a transparent (alpha-channel) PNG of the original source from somewhere would be easier and give a better result... -- Mishal (talk) (MUD finger) 11:46, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
I actually think that our current logo with the white box around it will be better than one with a transparent background. The turtle's body is the same colour as the page's background, so it would be barely visible... -- Mishal (talk) (MUD finger) 17:50, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Addition

While I was bored at work, I took the liberty of adding some pages:

Anyway, the magic link colours will show you how far I got! Feel free to change the layout or formatting. LaoTzu 08:56, 23 October 2008 (UTC)


Nice work! :) I've been very busy over the past few days, so haven't had chance to get much done, but I've subscribed to the RSS feed for the "Recent Changes" page, so I can keep an eye on what's happening. It's always nice to see that there are >20 changes (which aren't spam) :p -- Mishal (talk) (MUD finger) 16:32, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

I think the main thing still to be done is a decent main page, with a table of content and a small intro. Again, if I'm bored, I'll try to make a first attempt at it... LaoTzu 08:03, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
As far as i'm concerned, it's done! Feel free to make any further changes, or protect the whole lot and make a nice announcement on the boards! Don't forget to add a link to the player links section.
Wow, have we really got everything copied over from your site already? I thought we still had a hell of a lot left to do... We do still have a fair amount of broken links (check out the list of "wanted pages"...), but a lot of those are Help pages that I still haven't finished copying over from Meta. -- Mishal (talk) (MUD finger) 10:43, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
I did spent like half a day on copying all the remaining data, it was indeed a big chunk... I think most wanted pages can be made into redirects to Skills or Commands. The help stuff isn't that important :)
I think I can import the help pages from Meta automatically, but I'm still reading about that now... Stay tuned :P -- Mishal (talk) (MUD finger) 12:33, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Okay, help files imported, along with all necessary images. -- Mishal (talk) (MUD finger) 12:53, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
I tries turning on the cascaded protection (since Scouter already started editing pages without logging in, the b*st*rd), but that doesn't work... I think you, as Burocrat should be able to remove the create and edit rights from the (All) profile though... That'd make things easier!
I've removed all editing and creating permissions from anonymous users, although I had to edit the settings file on the filesystem itself to achieve that... -- Mishal (talk) (MUD finger) 12:33, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Nearly there, just some tweaking left! LaoTzu 11:00, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
It looks to me like there are only a couple of "Wanted Pages" left to deal with that aren't related to Help pages/templates: Temple of Small Gods and Wards :) -- Mishal (talk) (MUD finger) 16:10, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
I just removed the links to the other Help-related pages, so the only Wanted pages remaining are ToSG and Wards :D -- Mishal (talk) (MUD finger) 17:14, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
I just fiddled with the Sidebar as well, so that navigation is a little easier :) -- Mishal (talk) (MUD finger) 17:23, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
The sidebar looks great! I've missed that from the beginning.
On the missing pages: i'm not sure what useful info we could add on TOSG? Maybe just link it to Kefka's map on AM? Or remove the reference to the non-existing page :p Same things goes for the wards... Alternatively, add a link in the Things To Do section to the Wanted Pages so that everyone can see where they can make a contribution! LaoTzu 09:58, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
There is a lot of stuff in the ToSG. Custom prayer beads, the vote room, Harry, the debate arguments tome, the imp rooms, the named NPCs, etc. It should definitely link to Kefka's map as well, but we've certainly got more than that to include, I think :) Adding the Wanted Pages to the "To Do" section was a good idea, too -- Mishal (talk) (MUD finger) 11:52, 31 October 2008 (UTC)